Dr. Nicole Avena - Sugar Addiction

What’s the first thing you need to do if you are going to adopt a Ketogenic or Low Carb Diet?  Ditch The Carbs!!  To be a bit more specific, you need to ditch the sugar first.  Then you can set about removing the rest of the unwanted carbohydrates from your diet.  But Sugar Addiction is a very real thing.  Removing it from our diets is often easier said than done, right?!

For some of us sugar addiction is a serious problem.  Giving up the sweet stuff is not easy and is often why some of us ultimately fail at getting back to good health.  What most of us don’t realise is that Sugar Cravings are a very real and powerful addiction.  Many of us suffer from it to one degree or another.  If we don’t adopt a sound plan to beat this addiction, we are doomed to fail.

Dr. Nicole Avena is a research psychologist and neuroscientist who is an expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction.  She received a Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University in 2006, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University and presently holds a faculty position at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.   Her resume is beyond stellar (you should read it on our event page here) including over 70 published journal articles, appearances on TV shows like The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors.  She has also written 2 books, one of which, Why Diets Fail (2014, Ten Speed Press) reviews the research on food addiction and provides a way in which people can remove added sugars and carbohydrates from their diet.

Watch her talk here at our West Palm Beach, 2018 event and make sure you get to see her in person in San Diego in July, 2018.

[Doug Reynolds:  Founder – LowCarbUSA®]

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